Speaking of lockdowns, no agency of government in modern times has failed the American people more than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Now Biden wants to appoint as the new CDC director, Mandy Cohen. Who is she? Cohen was the head of the North Carolina Public Health Agency where she advocated for shutting down businesses, schools, and churches during COVID. Worse than being dead wrong on the efficacy of lockdowns, she hasn’t even recanted.
Sounds like she’s the one that needs to be shut down. We at CTUP intend to launch a public campaign against her. The CDC needs someone who will totally overhaul the agency and atone for its sins of recent years. Remember: the CDC was completely unprepared for combatting a killer virus because the agency was too busy studying LGBTQ issues, climate change, and advocating for gun control.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sees it our way and her blistering attack against Cohen is spot on:
The next CDC Director will play a critical role in helping restore public trust in our government health agencies. I have concerns about Dr. Cohen’s past decisions as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, including to keep schools and businesses closed during the pandemic.
Unless she immediately shows she has taken to heart the right lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and begins to restore trust in the CDC, this appointment will unfortunately just be a continuation of the current failed leadership. She must be candid about the CDC’s past failures and commit to being transparent and accountable to the American people.